Sep 25, 2012 6:30pm EDT
obama also drew a line in the sand about iraq's nuclear weapons. >> america wants to resolve this issue through true diplomacy and we need the time and space to do so. a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: but the president's strong words weren't enough to satisfy mitt romney. >> we can look at iran for the last four years, is iran closer to a nuclear weapon or not? and we know the answer, iraq is closer to a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: it was a media day for both president obama and mitt romney. whether physically in new york or on tv. and both trying to one up each other in praising bill clinton at the former president's annual conference on global giving. >> if there's one thing we have learned in this election season by the way, it is that a few words for bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. all i got to do now is wait a couple of days for that bounce to happen. >> president clinton, thank you for your very kind introduction, although i have to admit, i really did like the speech a few weeks ago a little bit better. >> reporter: romney is a
Sep 13, 2012 12:00pm EDT
is spreading through the middle east in egypt, tunisia, and iraq. the attack in benghazi killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >> we are closely watching what is happening in yemen and elsewhere. >> secretary of state hillary clinton also spoke harshly of the amateur video made in the u.s. that sparked it all. many have called it blasphemous towards islam. >> this video is disgusting and reprehensible. >> during "the today show," john mccain said that he believes the attacks were organized and that ambassador stevens was a target. >> the indications of how this attack was carried out indicate that that is the case. >> the u.s. is working with the government of libya to figure out who was responsible for the attack. and nbc national security analyst predicts that bringing the perpetrators to justice may not be an easy road. >> ultimately, we are going to be very reliant on the government of libya. >> still to come, if you think you face challenges when body training, wait until you hear this story. >> we take a look at the map. two different parts to the weather and a l
Sep 14, 2012 12:00pm EDT
protesters back. they are angry because of an anti-muslim internet video made in the u.s. in iraq, demonstrators around a burning american flag. in cairo, crowds have been gathering for days. protesters continued to attack american embassies. they have also turned on the german and british embassies, tearing down security walls. the messages of hate towards america are expected to escalate throughout the day. republicans are expressing concern about america's perceived strength in the middle east. >> i am most concerned about america's failure. it is clear the message throughout the middle east is the united states is week. >> all this as the president vows to punish the killers of our ambassador in libya and three other americans killed on tuesday. >> we will bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. >> already the fbi is headed to the countries to investigate. the libyan authorities vowed to halt the u.s. seek justice. nbc news. >> members of the maryland muslim council are condemning the violence in libya and egypt. >> we want to emphasize the killing of diplomats
Sep 20, 2012 6:30pm EDT
to volunteer. military doctors patched up his son who would say was wounded in iraq years ago, his wife urged him to go. >> she said you have to do it, something took care of your son, now you go take care of somebody else's. >> reporter: his daughter, also a doctor, says she is concerned about her dad's decision to put himself in harm's way for three years, but she is not surprised. >> this is not so much a sacrifice, but a duty he is willing to do. >> i am 35 years into treating civilians, now i am very honored to be able to serve the military and our wounded warriors. >> reporter: one man, extending his commitment to healing, all the way to a war zone. rehema ellis, nbc news, new york. >>> right now, thank you for joining us, i'm brian williams, we hope to see you later tonight for rock center, 10 eastern, 9 central time. and we hope to see you right back here tomorrow night. good evening.